Eating the right foods while backpacking fuel you to push farther along the trail to reach that fantastic vista you’re after, making backcountry cooking a key skill. Learn hygiene tips, bear safety, culinary creativeness and kitchen efficiency with Backpacker’s expert advice on how to maintain a top-notch kitchen in the wild.

These 7 Unexpected Seasonings Are Your Ticket to Gourmet Backcountry Bliss

Backcountry meals can be boring. Spice them up—literally—with these handy add-ins.